SHE WAS THERE
HONORING BRENDA COOK
“I want to say thank you for everything you have done for our small town, schools and families. It’s not just the impact you have made for us but also the memories you have preserved. You have always and will be a major monument of all of us. You have done a great job as a mother, sister, teacher, friend, photographer and a shoulder. Your last one (child) may have passed through the doors as a student for the last time, but every child there is a part of you. Every picture you have snapped will hold a memory for someone for the rest of their lives and a smile in their hearts. Thank you for everything. It is an honor to have you with us.” Thomas Cash
“We love you and the kids love you! Just remember that!” Heather Cash
Niangua is a town with a population of around 400 people. I’m pretty sure that Brenda Cook knows all of them! Brenda and her husband Mike raised their four children in Niangua. Over the last 20 + years Brenda shared her heart with so many people in the community. If there was a ball game she was there with camera in hand. A fund raiser for a sick friend, she was there. Prom, graduation, yep she was there. One could never count all the times that Brenda was there to lend a helping hand. Bible school she was there to teach your kids about the love of our God. How many church meals was Brenda there to help with? Too many to count. You got married and she was there to photograph it or to be your guest.
“Brenda you are one of the most inspiring women I’ve ever met. Not only have you completely changed your life recently she has also changed mine. You are fantastic at your job, lending a hand, listening and giving the best advice! You are so positive all the time. Brenda you helped me so much for my wedding and made the whole experience so easy with how much you helped! From finding me a preacher (last minute) to helping us clean up! And all of our family pictures are fantastic! I love you Brenda! Keep up the fabulous work!! See you later darling!!!” Megan Young
Brenda has been there to welcome your newborn babies into the world and she’s there to wrap her arms around you as your loved one is laid to rest. She was there and she will continue to be there because she has a heart of gold!
“Brenda Cook is one of the most kind hearted people I know. She would give the world to someone who needed it. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be the photographer I am and I’m so grateful for that. I’ve seen her put her all into her work for Niangua for as long as I can remember. Working for hours to take, edit and upload pictures for every event. The community is lucky to have such a selfless member.” Kodie Weaver
Brenda helps me to think about things in new ways. She is there to cheer me on in my success. She is there to walk with me through the storms of life. She is my friend. She is my sister and I love her to pieces! Thank you Brenda Cook. You were there and you are still there and you are very much appreciated by many!
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